Beth Israel Congregation (Salisbury, Maryland)

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Beth Israel
Basic information
Location 600 Camden Avenue,
Salisbury, Maryland,
 United States
Geographic coordinates 38°21′27″N 75°36′20″W / 38.357542°N 75.605432°W / 38.357542; -75.605432Coordinates: 38°21′27″N 75°36′20″W / 38.357542°N 75.605432°W / 38.357542; -75.605432
Affiliation Conservative Judaism
Country United States of America
Status Active
Leadership Rabbi: Arnold Bienstock[1]
Completed 1951[2]

Beth Israel Congregation (Hebrew: בית ישראל‎‎) is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue located at 600 Camden Avenue in Salisbury, Maryland.

Founded in 1925,[3] it was organized by I.L. Benjamin upon the death of his father, and originally called Kahelas Israel Congregation. At the time there were only nine Jewish families in Salisbury.[4]

Beth Israel moved to its current building in 1951.[2] In 2006 it was recognized by both the Wicomico County and Salisbury councils for 80 years of providing services and programs to "residents of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia".[3][5]

As of 2011, its rabbi was Arnold Bienstock.[1]


  1. ^ a b Synagogue website
  2. ^ a b About Us, Synagogue website. Accessed November 3, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Wicomico County MD Council Minutes Archived August 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., June 20, 2006.
  4. ^ Glushakow, Abraham Dave. A Pictorial History of Maryland Jewry, Jewish Voice Publishing Company, 1955, p. 48.
  5. ^ "City of Salisbury, Maryland Council Minutes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-20.  (36.3 KB), #11 Meeting, June 12, 2006.

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